Resume
  • EDUCATION
  • 2002-2004
    MFA in Painting and Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
    1998-2002
    BFA, major in painting, minor in printmaking, Myers School of Art, University of Akron, OH
  • SELECTED ONE-PERSON EXHIBITS
  • 2021
    Peripheries, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
    One-person exhibition, Cultural Center of Trebinje, Trebinje, Republic of Srpska, upcoming in July 2021
    One-person exhibition, Rosefsky Gallery, Binghamton University, NY, upcoming in November, 2021
    2019
    As If Staying, Curated Storefront, Akron, Oh
    2018
    Fields and Folds, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
    2017
    As If Staying, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
    2016
    Tacit Aligning, M Gallery, Youngstown, OH
    Tacit Aligning, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
    2014
    Webs and Roads, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
    2013
    Recent Paintings, Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ
    Spaces, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
    2011
    One to Another, ROY B GIV Gallery, Columbus, OH
    2010
    Dust, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
    2009
    Recent Paintings, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
    2008
    Slow Reveal, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
    Tilt, Mount Union College Art Gallery, Alliance, OH
    Villages, Kent State University Trumbull Campus Gallery, OH
    2007
    New Work on Paper, Gallery at Porter, Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
    What I Talk about When I Talk About Love, Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY
    2006
    Houses and New Events, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
    2005
    Dwellings, Off Grounds Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    New Work,, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
    2004
    Works on Paper, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
    2002
    Departure, Project Gallery & Upper Floor Gallery, Myers School of Art, Akron, OH
  • SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS
  • 2018
    Frameworks, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH; Curated by Ellen Rudolph Three-person exhibition with Matthew Kolodziej and Andrea Joki
    Immersion, Biennial Faculty Exhibition, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH
    2016
    Domesticity of Abandonment, SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA; Curated by Carolina Loyola-Garcia
    Touch: Between Image and Surface, Emily Davis Gallery, Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Akron OH; Currated by Matthew Kolodziej
    2014
    Chroma(A)Chroma, Furlong Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Menomonie, WI
    2013
    Charcoal, Skidmore College Art gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
    Float, Proximity gallery, Cleveland, OH; two-person exhibition with Mark Keffer
    Poetics of Pattern, Riffe Galery, Clumbus, OH; curated by Janice Lessman, professor at Kent State University
    Shade, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
    Concerning Line, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
    2012
    Premio Cube, Curro & Poncho gallery at Guadalajara, Mexico; finalists exhibition for CUBE Cultura Award 2012
    2011
    1st Exhibition, New Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
    Contemporary Drawing Invitational, The Prest Reese, Berkshire, and Paul Galleries, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
    2010
    This is My Education, Art in General gallery, New York, NY
    Summer Selection, Kathryn Markel gallery, New York, NY
    Faculty Show, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH
    2009
    Artprize, The Urban Institute For Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI
    Monumental Ideas in Miniature Book, traveling exhibition opening at Southern Graphic Conference, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
    Flash Forward, Spaces gallery, Cleveland, OH
    2008
    A Friend Indeed: Contemporary Art and the Academy, American University's 2008 mid-Atlantic MFA Invitational, Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C.
    Small Claims, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
    Intricacies, Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA
    2007
    Drawing Invitational,School of Art Galleries, Kent State University, Kent, OH
    Double Bubble, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
    8 Hour Project, Bowman and Penelee Galleries, Allegheny College, Allegheny, PA
    Forte, McDonaugh Museum of Art, Youngstown State Unviersity, Youngstown, OH
    2006
    Drawing No Conclusions, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
    Village/New Drawing Installation, Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR Three-person exhibit
    Coming Home, Emily Davis Gallery, Myers School of Art, University of Akron, OH
    2005
    Katrina Show, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA. Group Exhibition
    Drawing, Tradition and Innovation, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
    Show Girls, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA. Group exhibition
    Red, White, Blue, Portfolio Exchange, Southern Graphic Conference, Corcoran School of Art and Design, Washington, D.C.
    Radius 250, Artspace, Richmond, VA. Group exhibition curated by John Ravenal, curator of modern and contemporary art at Virginia Museum of Fine Art in Richmond,VA
    Double Chin, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY. Group exhibition
    Dwellings, Off Grounds Gallery, Charlottesville, VA One-person exhibition
    2004
    Earth, Clark Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. The UVA faculty exhibition
    Lucky 13, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA. The UVA faculty exhibition
    Graduate Students Thesis Show, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
    Ray's Casserole, Art Space, Richmond, VA. Group exhibition
    2003
    Graduate Student Show, FAB Gallery, VCU School of Arts, Richmond, VA
    Drawing International V, Period Gallery, Lincoln, NE. Web Exhibition
    Toss-Up, Orange Door Gallery, Richmond, VA. Group exhibition
    To the Capital City! Hopkins Hall Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Group exhibition
    Squeeze, FAB Gallery, VCU School of Arts, Richmond, VA. Group exhibition
    2000
    National Drawing + Print Exhibition, Bloomingdale Museum, Bloomingdale, IL. Group- juried
    The View 2000, Rosewood Art Center, Kettering, OH. Juried
    Impressions, Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ. Juried
    19th Woman Artists A Celebration, YMCA, Youngstown, OH. Juried
    Works on Paper, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH. Juried
  • AWARDS AND HONORS
  • 2015
    Faculty Sabbatical Leave/2015/16, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
    Individual Excellence Award, Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, OH
    2012
    Research Professorship Award, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
    University Research Council Grant, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
    Professional Development Award, College of Fine and Performing Arts, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
    2011
    Individual Excellence Award, Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, OH
    2008
    Individual Excellence Award, Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, OH
    Inclusion into International Drawing Annual Print, Manifest Gallery, Cincinati, OH
    2007
    First Place, Drawing No Conclusions, Urban Institute For Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI Selected by Dominic Molon, curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL
    2004
    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA
    Inclusion into The Slide Registry, Drawing Center, New York, NY
    2003
    School of Graduate Studies Scholarship, VCU, Richmond, VA
    Nomination for Dedalus Foundation Fellowship, Painting and Printmaking Department, VCU, Richmond, VA
    Teaching Assistantship, School of Graduate Studies, VCU, Richmond, VA
    Phi Kappa Scholarship, School of Graduate Studies, VCU, Richmond, VA
    2002
    Deborah S. Ferguson Memorial Fund Scholarship, Painting and Printmaking Department, VCU, Richmond, VA
    Graduate School Fellowship, Painting and Printmaking Department, VCU, Richmond, VA
    Outstanding Senior Award of Excellence, Myers School of Art, Akron, OH
    (Travel grant for three weeks at Edinburgh Printmaking Workshop in Scotland)
    Travel Grant (9 day in Paris), Myers School of Art, Akron, OH
    Juror�s Award; Student Juried Show, Emily Davis Gallery, Myers School of Art, Akron, OH
    2001
    1st Place; Folk Scholarship Award, Myers School of Art, Akron, OH
    Travel Grant (Printmaking Conference of Southern Graphic Council), Myers School of Art, Akron, OH
    George W. & Alice M. Kessler Memorial Scholarship, University of Akron, OH
    Purchase Award, Americas 200 Paper Works, Minot State University, ND. Juried
  • GALLERY REPRESENTATION
  • Page Bond gallery, Richmond, VA 2004 - present
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY AND REVIEWS
  • Featured artist, Drawing Essentials: A Complete Guide to Drawing, 4th edition, Deborah Rockman, Oxford University Press, late Fall 2019
    Inside the Artist's Process, Interview feature, View magazine, Akron Art Museum - Summer 2018 edition, Akron, OH
    Frameworks highlights three regional artists, Anderson Turner, Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, OH, March 2018
    Paintings Utilize Patterns Found in Serbian Art, by Anderson Turner, Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, OH, October 2017
    The Domesticity of Abandonment explores dispossessed people and objects, by Bill O'Driscoll, SPACE, Pittsburgh, January 2017
    Painters to Emulate at Emily Davis Gallery, by Anderson Turner, Akron Beacon Journal, March 2016
    Featured artist, The Ocean State Review, The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, March 2015
    Furlong Art Gallery: "CHROMA(A)CHROMA", Matthew Gundrum, Stoutonia, December 2014
    On The Wall, A Contemplation, by Kai Inaba, Line Art Review, April 2014
    On Exhibit: 'Charcoal!' at Schick Galley at Skidmore College, Amy Griffin, Timesunion.com, Skidmore, NY, November 2013
    Local Abstract Artists "Float" @ Proximity Gallery, Josh Usmani, Cool Cleveland, Sept. 2013
    Riffe Gallery art exhibit examines 'Poetics of Pattern', Melissa Starker, The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH, August 2013
    Poetics of Pattern - Dragana Crnjak, Video library, The Ohio Channel, July 2014
    Remembering Space, Megan Zalecki, Richmond Arts Review, April 2013
    Definen Finalistas, Mireja Espinosa, Cultura, February 2012
    Finalistas del concurso Cube 2 en, Curro y Poncho, Miriam Pulido, Milenio, Guadalajara, Feb 2012
    UICA's new location promises expanded artistic opportunities, Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk, Grand Rapids press, Grand Rapids, MI, July 2011
    Cover feature, TRNSFR (bi-monthly) literature and art magazine, Grand Rapids, MI, Feb. 2010
    Cover feature, The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts newsletter, Summer 2009
    International Drawing Annual Exhibit in Print, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, 2008
    Dragana Crnjak, Leslie Van Stavern Millar, James Stroud and Soonae Tarkington at Page Bond Gallery, Ted Randler, Grid, Richmond, VA, October 2009
    Alumna travels back to Richmond/ cover feature, Veronica Garabelli, Commonwealth Times, Richmond, VA, August 2009
    SPACES Flash Forward Exhibition, Baker Corey, ARTslant, March, 2009
    Being Here, Douglas Max Utter, Cleveland Scene, Cleveland, OH, March 2009
    Flash Forward, Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH, February 2009
    Art exhibit on display at Crandall Art Gallery, Brooke Thomas, , Alliance, OH, October 2008
    The Slow Reveal:Leah Ballis and Dragana Crnjak, Laura Parsons, The Hook, Charlottesville, VA, November 2008
    KSU Exhibit Draws Praise, Dorothy Shinn, Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, OH, Sept. 2007
    The Eyeful K.B. Basseches, Richmond.com, August, 2007
    Going Home, Heather Harvey, Style, Richmond, VA, September 2006

	
  • EDUCATION
  • 2002-2004 MFA in Painting and Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 1998-2002 BFA, major in painting, minor in printmaking, Myers School of Art, University of Akron, OH
  • SELECTED ONE-PERSON EXHIBITS
  • 2021 Peripheries, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA One-person exhibition, Cultural Center of Trebinje, Trebinje, Republic of Srpska, upcoming in July 2021 One-person exhibition, Rosefsky Gallery, Binghamton University, NY, upcoming in November, 2021 2019 As If Staying, Curated Storefront, Akron, OH 2018 Fields and Folds, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2017 As If Staying, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH 2016 Tacit Aligning, M Gallery, Youngstown, OH Tacit Aligning, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2014 Webs and Roads, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2013 Recent Paintings, Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ Spaces, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2011 One to Another, ROY B GIV Gallery, Columbus, OH 2010 Dust, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA 2009 Recent Paintings, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2008 Slow Reveal, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA Tilt, Mount Union College Art Gallery, Alliance, OH Villages, Kent State University Trumbull Campus Gallery, OH 2007 New Work on Paper, Gallery at Porter, Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA What I Talk about When I Talk About Love, Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY 2006 Houses and New Events, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2005 Dwellings, Off Grounds Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA New Work,, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2004 Works on Paper, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2002 Departure, Project Gallery & Upper Floor Gallery, Myers School of Art, Akron, OH
  • SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS
  • 2019 Geometry, Site Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Phyllis Tuchman 20/20, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA Reunion, ROY G BIV gallery, Columbus, OH Art in Embassies, U.S Ambassadorial residence, Sarajevo, Bosnia, 2019-2022 2018 Frameworks, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH; Curated by Ellen Rudolph Three-person exhibition with Matthew Kolodziej and Andrea Joki Full Fathom Five, Progressive Art Collective, Mayfield Village Campus, Cleveland, OH Artbelt: New Art from Rustbelt, Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH Adrift: a Dream, 215 Gallery, 78th Street Studios, Cleveland, OH Immersion, Biennial Faculty Exhibition, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH 2016 Domesticity of Abandonment, SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA; Curated by Carolina Loyola-Garcia Touch: Between Image and Surface, Emily Davis Gallery, Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Akron OH; Currated by Matthew Kolodziej 2014 Chroma(A)Chroma, Furlong Gallery, University of Wisconsin Menomonie, WI three- person exhibition with Robert Atwell and Matthew Kluber 2013 Charcoal, Skidmore College Art gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY Float, Proximity gallery, Cleveland, OH; two-person exhibition with Mark Keffer Poetics of Pattern, Riffe Galery, Clumbus, OH; curated by Janice Lessman, professor at Kent State University Shade, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA Concerning Line, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2012 Premio Cube, Curro & Poncho gallery at Guadalajara, Mexico; finalists exhibition for CUBE Cultura Award 2012 2011 1st Exhibition, New Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI Contemporary Drawing Invitational, The Prest Reese, Berkshire, and Paul Galleries, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN 2010 This is My Education, Art in General gallery, New York, NY Summer Selection, Kathryn Markel gallery, New York, NY Faculty Show, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH 2009 Artprize, The Urban Institute For Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI Monumental Ideas in Miniature Book, traveling exhibition opening at Southern Graphic Conference, Columbia College, Chicago, IL Flash Forward, Spaces gallery, Cleveland, OH 2008 A Friend Indeed: Contemporary Art and the Academy, American University's 2008 mid-Atlantic MFA Invitational, Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C. Small Claims, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA Intricacies, Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA 2007 Drawing Invitational, School of Art Galleries, Kent State University, Kent, OH Double Bubble, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 8 Hour Project, Bowman and Penelee Galleries, Allegheny College, Allegheny, PA Forte, McDonaugh Museum of Art, Youngstown State Unviersity, Youngstown, OH 2006 Drawing No Conclusions, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI Village/New Drawing Installation, Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR Three-person exhibit Coming Home, Emily Davis Gallery, Myers School of Art, University of Akron, OH 2005 Katrina Show, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA. Group Exhibition Drawing, Tradition and Innovation, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA Show Girls, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA. Group exhibition Red, White, Blue, Portfolio Exchange, Southern Graphic Conference, Corcoran School of Art and Design, Washington, D.C. Radius 250, Artspace, Richmond, VA. Group exhibition curated by John Ravenal,curator of modern and contemporary art at Virginia Museum of Fine Art in Richmond,VA Double Chin, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY. Group exhibition Dwellings, Off Grounds Gallery, Charlottesville, VA One-person exhibition 2004 Earth, Clark Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. The UVA faculty exhibition Lucky 13, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA. The UVA faculty exhibition Graduate Students Thesis Show, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA Ray's Casserole, Art Space, Richmond, VA. Group exhibition 2003 Graduate Student Show, FAB Gallery, VCU School of Arts, Richmond, VA Drawing International V, Period Gallery, Lincoln, NE. Web Exhibition Toss-Up, Orange Door Gallery, Richmond, VA. Group exhibition To the Capital City! Hopkins Hall Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Group exhibition Squeeze, FAB Gallery, VCU School of Arts, Richmond, VA. Group exhibition 2000 National Drawing + Print Exhibition, Bloomingdale Museum, Bloomingdale, IL. Group- juried The View 2000, Rosewood Art Center, Kettering, OH. Juried Impressions, Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ. Juried 19th Woman Artists A Celebration, YMCA, Youngstown, OH. Juried Works on Paper, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH. Juried
  • AWARDS AND HONORS
  • 2019 Faculty Improvement Leave - Spring 2020, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 2018 Distinguished Professorship in Scholarship, Youngstown State University, OH 2017 Summer Faculty Innovation Grant, Cliffe College of Creative Arts and Communications, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 2015 Faculty Sabbatical Leave/2015/16, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH Individual Excellence Award, Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, OH 2012 Research Professorship Award, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH University Research Council Grant, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH Professional Development Award, College of Fine and Performing Arts, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 2011 Individual Excellence Award, Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, OH 2008 Individual Excellence Award, Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, OH Inclusion into International Drawing Annual Print, Manifest Gallery, Cincinati, OH 2007 First Place, Drawing No Conclusions, Urban Institute For Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI Selected by Dominic Molon, curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL 2004 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA Inclusion into The Slide Registry, Drawing Center, New York, NY 2003 School of Graduate Studies Scholarship, VCU, Richmond, VA Nomination for Dedalus Foundation Fellowship, Painting and Printmaking Department, VCU, Richmond, VA Teaching Assistantship, School of Graduate Studies, VCU, Richmond, VA Phi Kappa Scholarship, School of Graduate Studies, VCU, Richmond, VA 2002 Deborah S. Ferguson Memorial Fund Scholarship, Painting and Printmaking Department, VCU, Richmond, VA Graduate School Fellowship, Painting and Printmaking Department, VCU, Richmond, VA Outstanding Senior Award of Excellence, Myers School of Art, Akron, OH (Travel grant for three weeks at Edinburgh Printmaking Workshop in Scotland) Travel Grant (9 day in Paris), Myers School of Art, Akron, OH Juror's Award; Student Juried Show, Emily Davis Gallery, Myers School of Art, Akron, OH 2001 1st Place; Folk Scholarship Award, Myers School of Art, Akron, OH Travel Grant (Printmaking Conference of Southern Graphic Council), Myers School of Art, Akron, OH George W. & Alice M. Kessler Memorial Scholarship, University of Akron, OH Purchase Award, Americas 200 Paper Works, Minot State University, ND Juried
  • GALLERY REPRESENTATION
  • Page Bond gallery, Richmond, VA 2004 - present
  • COLLECTIONS:
  • Progressive Collection, Cleveland, OH; Capital One, Richmond, VA; Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA; Eaton Fine Arts, Austin, TX; Washington Plaza, Washington, DC; Numerous private collections
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY AND REVIEWS
  • Featured artist, Drawing Essentials: A Complete Guide to Drawing, 4th edition, Deborah Rockman, Oxford University Press, late Fall 2019 Inside the Artist's Process, Interview feature, View magazine, Akron Art Museum - Summer 2018 edition, Akron, OH Frameworks highlights three regional artists, Anderson Turner, Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, OH, March 2018 Paintings Utilize Patterns Found in Serbian Art, by Anderson Turner, Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, OH, October 2017 The Domesticity of Abandonment explores dispossessed people and objects, by Bill O'Driscoll, SPACE, Pittsburgh, January 2017 Painters to Emulate at Emily Davis Gallery, by Anderson Turner, Akron Beacon Journal, March 2016 Featured artist, The Ocean State Review, The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, March 2015 Furlong Art Gallery: "CHROMA(A)CHROMA", Matthew Gundrum, Stoutonia, December 2014 On The Wall, A Contemplation, by Kai Inaba, Line Art Review, April 2014 On Exhibit: 'Charcoal!' at Schick Galley at Skidmore College, Amy Griffin, Timesunion.com, Skidmore, NY, November 2013 Local Abstract Artists "Float" @ Proximity Gallery, Josh Usmani, Cool Cleveland, Sept. 2013 Riffe Gallery art exhibit examines 'Poetics of Pattern', Melissa Starker, The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH, August 2013 Poetics of Pattern - Dragana Crnjak, Video library, The Ohio Channel, July 2014 Remembering Space, Megan Zalecki, Richmond Arts Review, April 2013 Definen Finalistas, Mireja Espinosa, Cultura, February 2012 Finalistas del concurso Cube 2 en, Curro y Poncho, Miriam Pulido, Milenio, Guadalajara, Feb 2012 UICA's new location promises expanded artistic opportunities, Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk, Grand Rapids press, Grand Rapids, MI, July 2011 Cover feature, TRNSFR (bi-monthly) literature and art magazine, Grand Rapids, MI, Feb. 2010 Cover feature, The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts newsletter, Summer 2009 International Drawing Annual Exhibit in Print, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, 2008 Dragana Crnjak, Leslie Van Stavern Millar, James Stroud and Soonae Tarkington at Page Bond Gallery, Ted Randler, Grid, Richmond, VA, October 2009 Alumna travels back to Richmond/ cover feature, Veronica Garabelli, Commonwealth Times, Richmond, VA, August 2009, SPACES Flash Forward Exhibition, Baker Corey, ARTslant, March, 2009 Being Here, Douglas Max Utter, Cleveland Scene, Cleveland, OH, March 2009 Flash Forward, Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH, February 2009 Art exhibit on display at Crandall Art Gallery, Brooke Thomas, , Alliance, OH, October 2008 The Slow Reveal:Leah Ballis and Dragana Crnjak, Laura Parsons, The Hook, Charlottesville, VA, November 2008 KSU Exhibit Draws Praise, Dorothy Shinn, Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, OH, Sept. 2007 The Eyeful K.B. Basseches, Richmond.com, August, 2007 Going Home, Heather Harvey, Style, Richmond, VA, September 2006